Series (Game 4 of 6)

Calgary leads 3-2

Game 1: Tuesday, October 21st
Game 2: Friday, November 7th
Game 3: Friday, December 5th
Game 4: Tuesday, December 9th
Game 5: Monday, December 29th
Game 6: Sunday, February 15th

Flames 1

(13-9-3, 30 pts)

Wild 2

(10-13-0, 25 pts)

8:00 PM ET, December 9, 2003

Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, Minnesota

1 2 3 T
CGY 0 0 11
MIN 0 2 02

A. Zyuzin (Wild - D): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

P. Dupuis (Wild - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

M. Fernandez (Wild - G): Saves: 31, Save Pct.: .969

Calgary (13-8-1-3) at Minnesota (9-13-5-0) 8:00 pm EST

ST. PAUL, Minnesota (Ticker) -- The Calgary Flames try for their first five-game winning streak in more than six years Tuesday night as they visit the Minnesota Wild in a Northwest Division contest.

The Flames have not won five in a row since February 7-15, 1997 and have had six four-game winning streaks since that run. Calgary won four straight from March 1-8 before losing to Edmonton, 5-2, on March 11.

Calgary improved to 7-0-1-2 in its last 10 games with Sunday's 6-1 home victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Shean Donovan recorded his second career hat trick and added an assist for a career-high four points.

Donovan has goals in six straight games, which ties Detroit's Brett Hull for the NHL's longest run this season. He has nine goals and two assists in his last six games.

Martin Gelinas had three assists Saturday while Dean McAmmond and defenseman Rhett Warrener each had two as the Flames scored six goals for the second time this season.

Minnesota is last in the Northwest, seven points behind third-place Calgary, and has scored less than three goals in each of its last eight games (1-5-1-1).

The Wild are 2-6-3 in their last 11 after settling for a 1-1 tie at Vancouver on Saturday. Christoph Brandner scored his fourth goal 6:57 into the game and former Flame Dwayne Roloson made 33 saves.

Tuesday is the fourth of six meetings between the teams this season. The Flames have won two of the first three.